Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith said the plight of Aisling Brady McCarthy (above) has been to the forefront of people’s minds in her home area in Co Cavan. “Her family has been through a terrible ordeal”, he said. File photograph: Keith Bedford/Boston Globe via AP

After two and a half years in US custody, family and friends of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy were finally switching their thoughts to her coming(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy  (37), was on Tuesday detained by US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officers in Boston for a long-standing violation of a tourist visa from Ireland issued in 2002 after overstaying the period of the visa, a spokesman for the agency told The Irish Times. File photograph: Middlesex District Attorney/PA Wire

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy was arrested by US immigration agents in Boston on Tuesday after being formally released from state custody by law (...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy: she has spent 27 months in jail and a further three months under house arrest.  Photograph: Charles Krupa/AP

Continual delays in handing over medical evidence were the first hint that the prosecution’s murder case against Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy ov(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy at a hearing in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts last year. Photograph: Elise Amendola/AP Photo

US prosecutors have dropped murder and assault charges against Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy over the death of a baby she was minding after docto(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy, from Co Cavan, is accused of killing a 1-year-old Massachusetts girl in her care two years ago. She has pleaded not guilty. Photograph: AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool

A judge in the case of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy told prosecutors she wants to speak with the attorney for the Massachusetts Medical Examiner(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy watches as her attorney addresses the court during a status hearing at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts, May 19th, 2015. File photograph: Charles Krupa/AP Photo

The Massachusetts medical examiner is continuing to review evidence in the case of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy who is accused of murdering a on(...)

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy  listens to her lawyer prior to a status hearing at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.  Ms  McCarthy is accused of killing a child in her care in 2013. Photograph: AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool

A US judge has scheduled the long-delayed trial of an Irish nanny accused of murdering a one-year-old baby in her care for October 13th.Aisling Brady (...)

Melinda Thompson attorney for Aisling Brady McCarthy, an Irish nanny accused of murdering a one-year-old in her care in 2013, holding up Ms McCarthy’s passport in court. Photograph: Josh Reynolds/The Boston Globe

The Irish nanny accused of murdering a baby girl in her care in January 2013 has been released on bail of $15,000 (€13,400) leaving a US jail for the (...)

Aisling Brady-McCarthy is charged with murder in the 2013 death of one-year-old Rehma Sabir.

An Irish nanny accused of killing a one-year-old US girl in her care is asking a judge to release her while authorities review medical evidence in the(...)

File photograph of court officers accompany Aisling Brady McCarthy, an Irish nanny charged with murder in the death of a one-year-old Massachusetts girl. Photograph: AP Photo/Elise Amendola

A Middlesex County superior court judge has denied a motion to dismiss murder charges against Aisling Brady McCarthy, a Co Cavan woman accused of the (...)